Dr Kerry Chant has become a household name in New South Wales.
With her notes in hand, the NSW Chief Health Officer has fronted reporters on an almost daily basis alongside Premier Gladys Berejiklian during the state's 11am COVID-19 press conferences.
Even before the recent Delta outbreak, Chant was at the helm providing health advice to steer our state through the pandemic. And this time around, she's proven she won't let things like broken glasses get in her way.
This says it all - Kerry Chant soldiering on even with broken glasses! pic.twitter.com/VJlfv30bvY— Paul Stanhope (@pulseonapath) July 11, 2021
As one former NSW government official told The Saturday Paper, "It was Shane Fitzsimmons [former Rural Fire Service commissioner] during the bushfires, and [state emergency operations controller] Mick Fuller during the early pandemic. Now it is Kerry Chant. And Kerry Chant has a status all her own."